Friday night racing returns to Moonee Valley and Canterbury this week and there’s two great betting cards on offer.
Punters are spoilt for choice on the evening cards and we have free tips, form and updated odds for the best races across both meetings this Friday night.
Moonee Valley free tips & form
Race 1. (18:30) Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights (1200m)
#5 – Metronome @ $3.20 – BET NOW
Two-year-old filly which has been well backed throughout the week after opening at $3.50.
Trained by Mick Kent, the daughter of Helmut looked good when running second on debut behind Sanctimonious on this track.
She wasn’t expected to do well on that occasion as an $11 chance but she ran well and punters will be looking to get off to a good rhythm with Metronome.
Race 3. (19:30) Quest Moonee Valley BM64 (1200m)
#6 – Branksome Chimes @ $4.20 – BET NOW
The three-year-old lost no admirers when running second behind Freeze Over on this track last start and he will only improve with the outing.
Branksome Chimes is a colt for Darren Weir, which won by 2.5 lengths at Ballarat two starts back and looks like a nice type at this level.
Drawing barrier 12 won’t help his chances but he’s got ability to land anywhere in the field and kick strongly in the straight.
$4.20 is good value for an up-and-coming colt.
Race 4. (20:00) Penang Turf Club BM70 (1600m)
#10 – Montaser @ $2.10 – BET NOW
Montaser is one of the best-backed runners of the night after opening at $2.45 earlier this week.
The Busuttin/Young stables are firing at the moment and they line up another talented three-year-old which looked the goods when winning as the favourite last start.
He scored by almost two lengths in a dominant display and he franked the form out of the Flemington race in January.
It’s tough to look past this stable at present and Montaser looks a good bet here.
Race 5. (20:30) Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge (955m)
#8– Roddandtodd @ $2.45 – BET NOW
Sprightly Lass is a nice type but drawing outside of Roddandtodd will be tough and we’re going with the last start winner here.
Roddandtodd scored easily by 3.3 lengths at Moonee Valley last start and he made impressive ground from the middle of the pack.
A similar effort sees him winning this and carrying 55kg is only going to make that more achievable for the three-year-old.
Race 7. (21:30) Drain Man Summer Sprint (1200m)
#1– Hay Bale @ $6 – BET NOW
Bookmakers are offering nice odds for last start winner Hay Bale.
The Robbie Griffiths-trained four-year-old scored by just under a length on this track and that came after he produced a solid effort for seventh behind Ken’s Dream in a much harder race.
Stretching out to the distance hasn’t worried him in the past and there is a lack of top-quality types in this race.
He could take advantage at each way odds for punters.
Canterbury free tips & form
Race 3. (18:15) Tab BM75 (1550m)
#2– Pandemonium @ $2.25 – BET NOW
That was a solid effort when resuming at Canterbury last start.
The Waterhouse/Bott-trained filly finished third as a $9 chance but punters won’t get those odds again for a while this campaign.
A daughter of Sebring, Pandemonium has won two of her nine career starts after winning consecutive races in October and that form should show up here.
The small field helps and she will get a dream run from barrier two.
Race 4. (19:45) Theraces BM70 (1250m)
#3 – It’s Time For Magic @ $2.25 – BET NOW
Chris Waller lines up this four-year-old mare which has won only one of her 15 starts, but there were signs of improvement last time out.
She ran second at Warwick Farm behind Once More A Lady and that form has stacked up well this summer.
That run followed a trial win at Rosehill, so she’s in good form moving forward and facing only six rivals is only going to help her chances.
The odds are short but they’ll likely drop.
Race 5. (20:15) Tab Rewards BM74 (1900m)
#6 – Furore @ $2.20 – BET NOW
We’ve been waiting for Fufore to be fully tested and that will come this Friday night.
The Kris Lees-trained three-year-old was a winner on February 22 and that win kept his unbeaten run in tact at three.
He hasn’t been facing much opposition, but he has been winning with authority and that suggests he’s good enough to take on the city types.
He has won seven trials and race day starts combined and that makes him a real professional in the making.
Race 7. (21:15) Schweppes Evening Star BM80 (1550m)
#3 – Quick Defence @ $4.60 – BET NOW
Quick Defence caused an upset at odds of $31 last time out at Randwick and he’s dropping back in grade for this.
The Waller-trained six-year-old doesn’t often string wins together as his record suggests, but that was some effort to score last start and he’s used to carrying big weights in this class.
$4.60 is a fair price from bookmakers and one that should drop as the race gets closer.